June 10, 2015


Andrew had his sixth birthday earlier this month.  Six?  Six?!  How is that possible?
Wasn't this just yesterday?!  This was four years ago, and yet somehow he's still this tiny little guy to me.
I can't complain, though, because I REALLY like six year old Andrew.  Such a sweet, helpful, silly, energetic (!), fun, funny, great little guy.  We are SO lucky to have him in our family.  We celebrated with a few friends.
Emily and Charlie were "super bunnies."

There's something adorable about kids in party hats.  And having a dinosaur in a party hat?  Classic.

Brigham is the cheesiest, cutest little guy.

Andrew started a fad of "chicken face."  Charlie was all on board.  He was the only one besides Andrew.  They're made for each other.

Playing hot potato with a sloth.  Mike did the party games while I made Andrew's choice for his meal- peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.  Why does he have to be so difficult?! :)

London Bridge.  Adorable kids.

Thank you so much for the fun gifts!!

Andrew had the single ugliest cake known to man, but he loved it, and the little kids put copious amounts of sprinkles on it so they felt they had contributed.

Emily spent the rest of the day and the following days wearing the party hats and putting them on all her animals. 
Happy Birthday, Jellybean.  We're so glad you came to live in our family.

June 9, 2015

Too Fast

I'm sorry, but did someone say I gave birth six weeks ago??  How is he so big now?!  This time has literally flown by, and we've just adored every second of this little guy.

I find myself giggling my head off all day because he is just so stinking adorable!
 From the top of his crazy, strange hairline...

to his itsy bitsy monkey toes...
 What's more, he's survived six weeks with three older siblings who REALLY like him, and who REALLY like treating him like a puppet.

We love you, old man!

June 7, 2015

Our Summer So Far

Holding her little invisible chick.
Making paper slippers.

 Learning to climb trees.

Free mustaches on pizza boxes.

Making weird faces.
 Making plaster animals with Daddy just like Daddy used to do with Grandpa.
 Being a model.
 Pretending to be a coat rack (a la Morris the moose)

Stretching, and making weird faces.

Playing with and holding Baby Hem-a-wee.
 Going to Stockton Lake.

Discovering simple joys like a flashlight in the dryer.

Reading (really and truly reading!) to Baby Henry when he was sad.
Sleeping.  Yes.  Like that. 

Discovering that life is FUN!

 Stealing our hearts.
Over and over again, stealing our hearts.

 Being adorable.
Do we have to say it?  Adorable, yet again.

Getting surprises while you're sleeping from big bro Andrew.  (A hat, a pillow, an extra blanket, and a sweet note.)
A very sweet note.

Popsicles on a hot summer day.

No need to hide. Popsicles are for everyone.

Playing in the sprinkler!

Some of us were a little wary of the water.

Definitely wary.
He preferred to just eat watermelon instead.

Definitely didn't want to get in the sprinkler.